The Contemporary Art of Russia series of postage stamps presents the artwork of modern authors who convey the atmosphere of new Russia, its identity and dynamism, demonstrates the techniques and approaches to creating paintings and sculptural compositions that are peculiar to our times.
Ivan Glazunov was born on October 13, 1969, in Moscow. He is an Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1998), People's Artist of the Russian Federation (2020). His artworks are in national and private collections in Russia and abroad. Glazunov was granted state and public awards and prizes: a Medal of St. Sergius of Radonezh (2002), National Prize Person of the Year (2007), a Medal of the II class Order for Merit to the Fatherland (2011), and a Dashkova-Medal (2018).
Andrei Bazanov was born on May 28, 1959, in Saratov. He is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, the Chairman of the Board of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists. Bazanov is the author of monumental objects, such as wall paintings and mosaic panels in the Palace of Youth in Kamyshin (1987), a mosaic panel in the Zaytsev Mountain Museum of Military Glory in the Kaluga Region (1989-1991), a mosaic panel Requiem in the Ceremonial Hall of the Southern cemetery in St. Petersburg (1991), a stained-glass panel of the St. Petersburg metro system sanatorium in Zelenogorsk and St. Petersburg (1991-1992), interior painting Peter I on Pskov Fortifications in the Museum of Northern War in the Pskov Kremlin (1992) and others.
Alexei Fedulov was born on March 24, 1953. He graduated from the Moscow Art College of Memory of 1905, and the Moscow Polygraphic Institute. Alexei Fedulov is an Honored Artist of Russia, a member of the Moscow Union of Artists. He has been a participant in exhibitions since 1975. Fedulov is a representative of the realistic school of painting; a winner of the International Grand Prix in the Most Beautiful Stamp nomination, Riga (2000). Fedulov is a participant of republican, regional and foreign exhibitions.
Alexander Rozhnikov was born on April 20, 1960, in the village of Kraskovo of the Moscow Region. Alexander Rozhnikov is an Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, member of the Union of Artists of Russia. His artworks are in the reserve museum of Dmitry Mendeleev and Alexander Blok in the Solnechnogorsk District and in the reserve museum of Pyotr Tchaikovsky in Klin, as well as in private collections in Russia and abroad. Alexander Rozhnikov is a winner of the silver and gold medals of the All-Russian Exhibition Center. He was awarded the Medal In Memory of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow, the Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Arts Praiseworthy, a merit citation from the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
The postal stamps provide images of the following:
— painting Mid-summer by I. Glazunov (2010);
— painting Portrait of USSR Air Forces Major N. Bazanov. Amderma village by A. Bazanov (2018);
— painting Courtyard in Kolomna by A. Fedulov (1994);
— sculpture The Tale of Tsar Saltan by A. Rozhnikov (2016).
In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Design: O. Savina.
Face value: 60 rubles.
Stamps sized: 37×50 mm, 50×37 mm, 50×50 mm; sheets sized: 131×126 mm, 126×131 mm, 170×126 mm.
Emission form: sheets with formatted margins with 6 (3×2) and (2×3) stamps.
Quantity: 72 thousand each stamp (12 thousand each sheet).